Allison Harvey is the Senior Director of Education & Outreach at the Cancer Support Community. In this position Allison oversees the development and implementation of CSC’s nationally recognized education program Frankly Speaking About Cancer.
Prior to her current position, Allison served as Director of Education & Outreach at CSC. Allison has over nine years of professional work experience, with a focus on human services, education, and health. This includes serving as Executive Officer of the Independent Colleges Office, where she worked with liberal arts colleges across the country to improve and sustain their science, engineering, technology, and mathematics programs. Allison has also worked for organizations that provide support services to homeless and unemployed/underemployed women in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. Her work at these organizations encompassed building and maintaining partnerships to ensure services were provided, training volunteers, and overseeing educational programming.
In 2011, Allison received her Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University (GW). While at GW, she was a research assistant for two years in the Department of Prevention and Community Health. There she conducted research for a book on culture and health, contributed research and support for UNICEF’s 2011 report on the health and well-being of women and children in Belize, and performed an evaluation of a local HIV prevention program for middle school children in D.C. In 2010, Allison joined CSC as a public health graduate intern in the Education & Outreach Department. As a graduate intern with CSC, Allison successfully expanded the reach of the Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Liver Cancer program to patients, caregivers, and providers. Allison is also a Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES), and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University.